Unique Cars - - WORKSHOP BASICS -

HT LEAD OR­DER If fuel’s go­ing in and the plugs are spark­ing, check the sparks are ar­riv­ing in the right place at the right time. First, make sure Santa’s helpers haven’t re­placed the HT leads in the wrong or­der.

SET TIM­ING Align the tim­ing marks on the crank pulley (check a man­ual if they’re not ob­vi­ous). Take off the dis­trib­u­tor cap. The points should be just open­ing. If not, turn the dis­trib­u­tor body un­til they are.

POINTS GAP Check the points gap while you’re there. When the points are held wide open by the heel of the cam, make sure there’s a gap of 0.4mm between the con­tacts. Put a dab of grease on the cam, too.

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